Yesterday, I had the pleasure of honoring three finance leaders in DC Tech for their hard work and innovation. We piggybacked our awards with DCA Live’s Star CFO virtual gala hosted by Doug Anderson. Although we wish we could deliver these awards in person, we will be donating to the World Central Kitchen on behalf of each recipient to show our gratitude for all that they do to make their organizations better.
In today’s ultra-competitive marketplace, organizations need to be increasingly flexible in order to drive value for their customers with every interaction. To make that happen, they need systems that can support delivering the best-possible performance.
to dun (dŭn) tr.vbto make repeated and insistent demands upon, especially for the payment of a debt; often involves escalating degrees of intensity; term first recorded in English in 1620–30.
You’d be hard pressed to find many people who actually enjoy chasing down clients for late payments, but it’s a challenge that businesses have had to deal with for as long as people have been trading products and services… Payments are sometimes late, and tough economic times only put more pressure on accounting teams to recover payments and balance the books each month.
If the process of chasing down payments—a.k.a., “dunning” in accounting parlance—has in fact been around since at least 1620, then you’d think that someone would have come up with a no-fail way to guarantee timely payment by now.
Yet, while no single methodology can guarantee timely revenue recovery, you can take steps to improve your quote-to-cash process. Our recommendation: Implement a solid dunning management strategy that caters to your customers’ ways of doing business with you.
Our team is on a mission to help companies compete on a global scale through the Ordway platform. Today, I’m proud to announce our release of multi-entity billing and revenue management which means businesses can expand internationally with ease.
As your business grows, the last thing you want to worry about is if your finance stack will scale with you. I commissioned our team to leapfrog the limitations of legacy software and find solutions to multi-entity support that historically were only available to the Enterprise. Historically, only costly and clunky legacy ERP software could support multi-entity companies with their billing and accounting needs. This translated into manual workarounds and spreadsheets and hundreds of thousands spent on software fees and professional services, placing a drag on even the most nimble companies.
Today, companies can run their business units independently and still unify billing, revenue schedules, and reporting within one system on the Ordway billing and revenue automation platform.
Scaling a SaaS business is a unique challenge, and a good problem to have. The need to scale comes from an increase in customers and ARR, and likely greater headcount as well. As you scale, it’s critical that the backbone of your business- your billing and revenue system- is scaling along with you.
While it may have taken grand ideas and more than a little ingenuity to build some of today’s most well-known companies (e.g., Amazon, Apple, Disney, Google, HP and Microsoft started in their founders’ garages), the long-term success of businesses these days is built on the backs of customer relationships.
With the term “digital transformation” splashed across business pages for some years now, it’s far too easy to think of it as a “Big Bang” occurrence—a once-in-a-lifetime experience that alters the universe forever. Technology is constantly evolving and the digital transformations we’re witnessing today have their origins in long-progressing industry shifts. The seeds of these shifts were planted many seasons ago.
We’re very excited to announce that the Ordway billing and revenue automation platform is a 2020 TiE50 Winner in the prestigious TiE50 Awards Program. This ten-year old awards competition is a program of TiEcon, the world's largest conference for tech entrepreneurs.
We are thrilled to announce our next-generation billing and revenue automation platform has successfully completed an audit established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to certify its SOC 2 compliance. This audit means we have the controls necessary to deliver enterprise-quality software for our global customers. Our clients can rest knowing their order-to-revenue workflow is underpinned by the highest quality standards.
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